adjective /eɪˈkɑːpəs/
Not producing fruit; unfruitful

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  • Acarpous — A*car pous, a. [Gr. ?; a priv. + ? fruit.] (Bot.) Not producing fruit; unfruitful. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acarpous — [ā kär′pəs] adj. [Gr akarpos < a , without + karpos, fruit: see CARPEL] bearing no fruit; sterile …   English World dictionary

  • acarpous — adj. Bot. (of a plant etc.) without fruit or that does not produce fruit. Etymology: A (1) + Gk karpos fruit * * * adjective producing no fruit • Similar to: ↑unfruitful * * * (ˈ)ā|kärpəs adjective Etymology: Greek akarpos …   Useful english dictionary

  • acarpous — /ay kahr peuhs/, adj. Bot. not producing fruit; sterile; barren. [ < Gk ákarpos. See A 6, CARPOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • acarpous — adj. unfruitful, producing no fruit; sterile …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acarpous — a. (Bot.) Unfruitful, sterile, barren, fruitless, unproductive …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • acarpous — acar·pous …   English syllables

  • acarpous — a•car•pous [[t]eɪˈkɑr pəs[/t]] adj. bot not producing fruit; sterile; barren • Etymology: < Gk ákarpos. See a VI, carpous …   From formal English to slang

  • acarpous — /eɪˈkapəs/ (say ay kahpuhs) adjective Botany not producing fruit; sterile; barren. {Greek akarpos without fruit} …   Australian English dictionary

  • acarpous —   a. Botany, not yielding fruit …   Dictionary of difficult words

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